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Start the new year right with Federated-KOI Cavalcade of Customs

Premiere training expo and car show set for Jan. 8-10 in Cincinnati
Monday, December 28, 2015 - 09:00
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Bigger and better than ever, the 56th annual Cavalcade of Customs and Training Expo, hosted by Federated Auto Parts and KOI Auto Parts, is expected to attract another record-setting crowd. Scheduled for Jan. 8-10 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, the Cavalcade is not only one of the nation’s top custom car shows, but is also one of the foremost training expos in the country for shop owners and service technicians.

“Every year, the Federated-KOI Cavalcade of Customs is one of the highest attended and most talked about custom car shows in the country,” said Phil Moore, senior vice president of Federated Auto Parts. “Dave Wesselman and the team at KOI have put together an exceptional schedule of training classes conducted by Federated supplier partners, plus special professional development seminars for shop owners and managers presented by Federated executives on such topics as shop management and electronic cataloging.”

Information about the 2016 Federated/KOI Cavalcade of Customs can be found by visiting There will be total of 76 training classes, covering 33 different topics, that attendees are available to take. Training expo participants will receive a three-day admission pass to the car show plus all classes, lunches, and an incentive and savings booklet at a special low price.

“In addition to training courses, over 80 vendor partners will exhibit and have experienced professionals on hand in their booths to provide detailed information about their parts and offer answers to our customers’ tough questions,” said Dave Wesselman, president of KOI. “We are especially looking forward to hosting vocational students and their instructors, who will have the opportunity to tour the show before it officially opens and attend presentations from some of our key vendors.”

About Federated

Federated Auto Parts, headquartered in Staunton, Virginia, is one of the largest auto parts distribution and marketing organizations in North America.  Federated is dedicated to supporting its customers with quality name brand parts, programs designed to grow their businesses, and experienced people who are knowledgeable in today’s evolving automotive technology.  For more information, visit

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